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John David Dickinson

John David Dickinson

Male 1866 - 1912  (45 years)

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  • Name John David Dickinson 
    John David Dickinson
    John David Dickinson
    John David Dickinson was the forth child (of seven) of James Alpheus Dickinson and Martha Gideon Ann Uriah Williams.
    Born 05 Sep 1866  Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1880  District 1067, Spalding, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1900  Crombies, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1910  Orrs, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mt. Zion Road 
    Died 17 Feb 1912  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Feb 1912  Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • OBITUARY (1912)

      IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE

      On Saturday, the 17th of February, our brother, John D. Dickinson, passed peacefully away. The news of his death reached us by wire about noon, and the message brought sadness to our every heart. Our brother was once a resident of this county, but for more than two years and at the time of his death, was residing at Griffin, Ga. He had invested in a home here, with the hope of returning in the future, where he could be with us, and near the resting place of his father, mother, and two of his children that peacefully sleep in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. The life of our dear brother was a beautiful type of Christianity, and one of nearness to his Master, ever climbing to greater heights, a guiding star for us to follow, as the wise men did the star of Bethlehem. The guide he followed never leads into an impenetrable abyss, but leads cautiously; and those who are guided aright will avoid the possibility of coming into contact with some perilous shoal, and perish among the barriers of an ice-bound crag. In his last letter to us he manifested implicit trust in the Saviour's will; this he wrote on the first of February, lying in bed, where he had been confined under affliction the greater part of five long months. He was united in marraige to Miss Lula Bolton, the daughter of Rev. John Marion Bolton of Griffin, fifteen years ago, on the 21st day of February. Her father died when she was a small girl; she was the baby child and is now left to assume the same responsibility of her widowed mother. She was a dutiful devoted wife and to this companion in life Brother John was ever the gallant man that won her in her youth. By precept and example he guided his children along the path of righteousness; he erected a family altar in early married life, which he cherished to the last. The chain was broken, the year he was married and our dear father was taken. Then, only two years ago, the 23rd of February, our dear mother passed away. Once the chain is broken link by link, soon gives, until there is not one left. Truly the chastening rod is constantly reminding us to be ye also ready.

      Let us for Jesus work faithfully here,

      Till from our toil, He shall bid us go;

      Then we shall join our dear brother,

      Who will be waiting for us where,

      Heaven's bright gateways glow.


      Also keep in memory the request he made at the close of his last letter us.

      Thus: "Do unto others as you would they should do unto you? Be a true Christian? God bless you all. Tired down.

      Lovingly,
      John."

      Although tired while here, he is resting now where there is no suffering, naught but peaceful sleep. He leaves a wife, five children and four brothers to mourn his death. Let us look forward to the time when there will be a great reunion on the golden shore.

      His beloved sister-in-law,

      MRS. MORGAN DICKINSON
    Person ID I0052  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2016 

    Father James Alpheus Dickinson,   b. 25 Sep 1829, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1897, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha Gideon Ann Uriah Williams,   b. 15 Apr 1839, Fayette County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1910, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 13 Apr 1858  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F0027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Lula Josephine Bolton,   b. 17 May 1869, Crawford County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1930, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1897  Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Omer Douglas Dickinson,   b. 17 Aug 1898, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1898, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Raymond Dickinson,   b. 9 Jan 1900, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1900, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Leila Mae Dickinson,   b. 1 Jun 1901, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1964, Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Willie Kate Dickinson,   b. 30 Aug 1904, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1986, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Effie Faye Dickinson,   b. 29 Apr 1906, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1998, Cobb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +6. Mary Ruth Dickinson,   b. 07 Nov 1907, Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1984, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. John Kermit Dickinson,   b. 13 Nov 1909, Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1975, Holly Hill, Volusia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Albums
    John David Dickinson Family
    John David Dickinson Family (31)
    The family of John David Dickinson and Alice Lula Josephine Bolton of Douglas County, Georgia. Photos for five generations.
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F0019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Sep 1866 - Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Feb 1897 - Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Crombies, Douglas, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Feb 1912 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Feb 1912 - Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Dickinson, John David
    Dickinson, John David
    Family Bible page recording deaths.
    Dickinson, John David
    Dickinson, John David
    Family Bible page recording marriage.
    Dickinson-Bolton Marriage
    Dickinson-Bolton Marriage

  • Sources 
    1. [S006884] Dickinson Genealogical Data, Willie Kate Dickinson Henderson, (March 1968), p. 6.

    2. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Mount Zion, Spalding, Georgia; Roll: M593_173; Page: 469; Image: 554.

    3. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. District 1067, Spalding, Georgia, ED 117, roll T9_165, page 348.1000, image 0077.

    4. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Crombies, Douglas, Georgia; Roll: 194; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0026; FHL microfilm: 1240194.
      Household: John Dickinson/33
      Alice J Dickinson/30
      Raymond Dickinson4/12
      Neighbors: Clarence, Martha and Edgar Dickinson

    5. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Orrs, Spalding, Georgia, ED , roll T624_209, part , page .

    6. [S008007] Spalding County, Georgia, Marriage Book A, (Griffin, Georgia), p. 067.
      The family is enumerated in the 1860 U.S. Census; Mount Zion District, Spalding County, Georgia, p. 126 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration); the 1870 U.S. Census; Mount Zion, Spalding County, Georgia; p. 469; and the 1880 U.S. Census; Mount Zion, Spalding County, Georgia; ED 117; p. 38. In 1900, the census reports that Martha Dickinson was the mother of nine children, five of whom were then living. Crombies District, Douglas County, Georgia; ED 26; SD 5; sheet 16; p. 88B. Two of the four are thus not accounted for in the research. These were twins according to Wille Kate Dickinson Henderson.

    7. [S336288] Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 , (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives, RG 58-1-1), Mrs. M. G. Dickinson, Douglas County.

    8. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).